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Scottish Charity Awards 2016

We are delighted to announce that TWO MND Scotland supporters are finalists in the 2016 Scottish Charity Awards. Gordon Aikman and Lucy Lintott, who both suffer from Motor Neurone Disease (MND) are in the running for the Charity Champion Award 2016. Organised by Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), the Awards, which are free to enter, celebrate the life-changing work of charities, community groups and individuals dedicated to making Scotland… read more »

Ashlea reunited with Dad two weeks before passing

Ashlea Ford (26), from Edinburgh, is attempting to conquer her first 10km run almost 7 years to the day of her dad’s diagnosis of Motor Neurone Disease (MND). Ashlea was reunited with her biological father, Martin, after 14 years – just two weeks before he passed away from the illness. Martin Ulke was diagnosed with MND in May 2009 and passed away seven months later at the age of 46.… read more »

MND Scotland Manifesto Support

MND Scotland produced its Manifesto for People Affected by MND at the end of last year, in consultation with people affected by the illness. Before Christmas we sent it to the main political parties asking them to consider it in their own manifesto development. Since the start of 2016 our supporters have been contacting their local candidates and over 100 candidates have pledged their support. All the manifestos for the… read more »

Karen signs up to Fun Run for mum

Karen Eadie (30), whose mum has Motor Neurone Disease (MND), is encouraging people to join her and sign up for the MND Scotland Fun Run at Strathclyde Park on 14 May 2016. Karen, who is from Giffnock and is mum to 15 week old daughter, Ellie, is running the 6 mile course to raise money for MND Scotland. Karen’s mum, Moira Eadie (62), who is a retired Senior Health Manager… read more »

Laura set to run London Marathon in memory of dad

Laura Jamieson (29), from Ayr, is set to run the London Marathon, in memory of her dad who passed away from Motor Neurone Disease (MND). David Prest, who lived in Dumfries, passed away from MND in 2012 when he was 62 years old. MND is a terminal illness which stops signals from the brain reaching the muscles. This can cause someone to lose the ability to walk, eat, speak and… read more »

‘Bryce Brothers’ to climb Kilimanjaro in memory of dad

Bishopton born brothers, Graham (43) and Derek (46) Bryce, are climbing to new heights and taking on Mount Kilimanjaro, in memory of their dad who passed away from Motor Neurone Disease (MND), on 15 October. ‘The Bryce Brothers’ lost their dad, Bill, to MND in July 2015, after a two year battle. MND is a terminal illness which stops signals from the brain reaching the muscles. This can cause someone… read more »

NHS Scotland Staff Climb Ben Lomond for MND Scotland

On Saturday the 2nd April 2016, a group of NHS staff from across Scotland came together to tackle Ben Lomond in order to raise funds for MND Scotland. The group was originally brought together by NHS Education for Scotland to participate in Interprofessional Learning Group: Emerging Leaders programme. They are from a diverse range of professional backgrounds ranging from finance managers to psychologists and came from all over Scotland to… read more »

Musings of a middle aged woman and MND

Susan Boag (52), from Forres, was diagnosed with MND in November 2015. Susan has the bulbar form of MND, which means your ability to speak is affected first. Susan started a blog in September 2014 to share her “musings of a middle aged woman”. The focus of her blog remains the same but has also changed since she was diagnosed. She said, “You may think that the fact I have… read more »

From Vancouver to Mexico to raise £3,000 for MND

Helensburgh man Jamie Laycock, is set to cycle a gruelling 3,000km from Vancouver to Mexico to raise £3,000 for MND Scotland. Jamie, who is originally from Forres, is taking on this challenge for his father, Michael Laycock, who has MND. Michael (74), who lives in Nairn with his wife Vivienne, was diagnosed with MND six years ago – a terminal illness which stops signals from the brain reaching the muscles… read more »

Ronnie Corbett passes away from MND

MND Scotland is extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Scottish born TV legend, Ronnie Corbett, who lost his battle with Motor Neurone Disease (MND), yesterday morning. The average life expectancy of someone with MND from diagnosis is just 14 months. It is a rapidly progressing terminal illness, which stops signals from the brain reaching the muscles. This can cause someone to lose the ability to walk, eat, speak… read more »